WHEN PEOPLE SHOW YOU WHO THEY ARE, BELIEVE THEM
Admittedly, I am slow to judge people. I have always felt that there is good in everyone. Why I fail to recognize that good folks can do bad things and bad folks can do good things is beyond my comprehension. Go figure. Giving folks the benefit of the doubt has always been my forte and to some extent, my downfall. Sorry! Silly me! Perhaps, I tend to see the good, not the bad; the successes, not the failures. No matter what cover up process is used, invariably people will show you who they are. It is in their DNA. Well said by the late great Dr. Maya Angelou, “When people show you who they are, believe them ...”
Our failed acknowledgement to admit what we see or refuse to see who they are is our fault, not theirs! Stop making excuses. Don’t wait until they do something despicable that hurts your feelings! Injury knows no preference. We can’t say that they didn’t give us a warning or preview. With wide opened eyes, we saw! Our task is to believe! Consider me the choir singing to myself as I have been duped before too - more than once! I’m learning. I’m growing. I’m believing. I’m better than I once was. Thank God!